• tapping With his Finger-tips on the Window-pane.'——191
    tapping With his Finger-tips on the Window-pane.'——191
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tipped departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal "the leaning tower of Pisa","the headstones were tilted"
    • adj tipped having a tip; or having a tip as specified (used in combination) "a rubber-tipped cane"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Coughs up a Tip Every Time 143 Coughs up a Tip Every Time 143
The larva of the violet tip butterfly The larva of the violet tip butterfly
Chrysalid (pupa) of the violet tip butterfly Chrysalid (pupa) of the violet tip butterfly


  • Lao-Tzu
    “He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Two parts of empathy: Skill (tip of iceberg) and Attitude (mass of the iceberg).”
  • Will Rogers
    “I wonder if it isn't just cowardice instead of generosity that makes us give tips.”
  • Dorothy Kilgallen
    Dorothy Kilgallen
    “Doorman -- a genius who can open the door of your car with one hand, help you in with the other, and still have one left for the tip.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The alternative to a vacation is to stay home and tip every third person you see.”


On the tip of your tongue - If a word is on the tip of your tongue, you know you know the word, but you just can't quite remember it at the moment.
Tip of the iceberg - The tip of the iceberg is the part of a problem that can be seen, with far more serious problems lying underneath.
Tipping point - Small changes may have little effect until they build up to critical mass, then the next small change may suddenly change everything. this is the tipping point.


In literature:

In order to secure a constant pitch from root to tip of blade, the pitch angle decreases towards the tip.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
He was fastidious to his finger-tips.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
Miss Tipping's got a bit of a clue to you now, and if she once discovers you, you're done.
"A Master Of Craft" by W. W. Jacobs
Clo tip-toed to the trunk, sat heavily down on the rounded top, as she had done before, and nothing happened.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The Consul and I, after calling on the Amir, proceeded to visit the Sar-tip, the Amir's first son by his legal wife.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
When the concierge tips his hat, I tip mine.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
It towered above them as it whirled, the tip of its horn fifteen feet above the ground and its hooves swinging around like great clubs.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
He had known her always buoyant, gallant as Galahad, vibrant of joy to the finger tips.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
It's my disposition to set a good chap on the right road with a tip.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
A man who is interested heart and soul in one thing will think in terms of it, will have it constantly in his mind and on the tip of his tongue.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney

In poetry:

But when he would draw her near
To his eager heart's content,
As a sunbeam slips from the finger-tips
She slipped from his hold and went.
"The Poet" by Theodosia Garrison
To lay his palm along her hand, touch faintly
With delicate finger-tips
The ghostly smile that seemed to hover and vanish
Upon her lips . . .
"The House Of Dust: Part 03: 02:" by Conrad Potter Aiken
Gold is my heart, and the world's golden,
And one peak tipped with light;
And the air lies still about the hill
With the first fear of night;
"Lines Written In The Belief That The Ancient Roman Festival Of The Dead Was Called Ambarvalia" by Rupert Brooke
Don’t let go of the cup’s lips
Till you receive your worldly tips.
Bittersweet is the world’s cup
From lover’s lips and the cup sips.
"Rubaiyat 28" by Shams al-Din Hafiz
The horn of War she rides afar,
And curls its tip of tragic ire.
The turtle Peace, she will not cease
Her breathing through the belch of fire.
"Fancy" by Thomas Aird
As with a flood of golden light
The first sun tipped earth's golden rim,
So all my world grew bright with him
And with his going fell the night–
"The Mother" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

He offered retailers five tips for increasing appetizer, soup and salad sales.
Maintain your home well by following assortment of expert tips.
Windows 8 tips and tricks.
Nine tips help you lower the bar to kid level and turn tough days into great memories.
There reached a tipping point.
Bruce Auden 's grilling tips.
Tips To Help You Improve Your Performance When Racing With An Automatic Transmission .
News Tips Have a news tip for us.
Top Tips for Success Tips.
A tipping feature allows clients to add tips easily through their payment card.
Made in the USA, the easy-to-use Grip Tip is an essential in-field rod tip repair component that doesn't require glue.
On this "Outdoors Tip of the Week," Outdoors Editor Jerry Carlson shares tried and true tips for tightening your aim.
IShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund ( TIP ).
Angie's List Tips for Tipping Contractors.
Tips included in Hot Tip Harry are tested with AutoCAD 2002 and 2004, unless otherwise noted.

In science:

For instance, we say that a triangulation (K, φ) of a closed and bounded definable set X has the triangulation independence property (TIP) if, roughly, the image by φ′ of the vertices of K span a copy of K (see Definition 2.4).
Normal triangulations in o-minimal structures
Observe that if we denote by S1 = φ((v0 , v2 )) then (K, φ) has SSP(S1). 2) The following is an example of a triangulation (K, φ) of a closed and bounded definable set S without TIP because it satisfies i) but not ii).
Normal triangulations in o-minimal structures
We will use an induction argument to prove the existence of a triangulation with TIP.
Normal triangulations in o-minimal structures
Finally let us check that the triangulation (L, ψ) has TIP.
Normal triangulations in o-minimal structures
This is enough to prove that (L(f , g), ψf ,g ) has TIP.
Normal triangulations in o-minimal structures